The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Jan. 2, 2019

LEARN self-respect, compassion and commitment to community | GROW academically, socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually | BECOME world citizens who have a voice and make a difference.

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UE science

Anatomy lessons

Upper El science students dissected chicken wings to learn about muscle systems and parts, in lessons before Winter Break. See more photos on the UE program page.

Learn more about upper levels on Jan. 3

You are invited to join our Head of School Sunita Pailoor to learn more about our Middle and High School programs on Thursday, Jan. 3, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Whether your child is ready for Middle or High School next year, or you’re just planning ahead, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about both secondary program levels. The discussion will take place in Building 2, upstairs in the East room. Just enter through the southwest door and head upstairs.

Our college counselor Jill O’Keefe will also be on hand to answer your questions about the transition from WMHS to college. And our high school graduates who are home on winter break will talk about their own transitions to college. All families are invited, and complimentary child care is provided. Please RSVP to Admissions if you plan to attend, so we may plan for seating and child care. We hope to see you there!


When you made your own light sources

Upper El students continued their studies of colonial times by learning how to dip candles, with the help of a volunteer, on Dec. 18. See more photos on the UE program page.


Just being dramatic

Is this pair of students only acting as if they are relaxed? They could be, as they are part of the drama elective! See more photos inside.→

Juniper celebrates 100 percent AG participation

Frozen yogurt  party

Days before departing for winter break Juniper students were treated to a surprise Menchie’s frozen yogurt party, celebrating the classroom’s 100 percent participation in this year’s Annual Giving campaign.

We are so thankful for these families’ support of WMS, and how they inspired many to act. AG Classroom Representative Meg Morgan led Juniper’s campaign, cheering them on all the way to the finish line. Meg, thank you, as we know your enthusiasm and support was a great part of your class’s success!

Ginkgo will celebrate their 100 percent participation later in January. Thank you to all our donors and big cheers to the Cedar, Cypress, Hawthorn, Fig and Magnolia classrooms, who were all so close to 100 percent participation. Your support makes us great!

Don’t forget to make your AG pledge payments ASAP, payment reminders will be sent the week of Jan. 7. Questions? Contact Keri Sliger.

See more photos inside.→

UE studies local native history on field trip

Hibulb Cultural Center

Upper Elementary students recently practiced basketweaving at the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip. They took a field trip to the museum and natural history preserve to learn about local Native American History.

See more photos on the UE program page.

How to log volunteer hours

It is exciting to see so many volunteers hours being logged into the WMS Volunteer Portal. If you have volunteered this school year and not yet recorded your hours, please do so following the instructions below. Please log one hour for any food or flower donations that you prepped and delivered.

Thank you as always, for helping us to build a strong, thriving, and inclusive community.—Director of Development Keri Sliger